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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  16 May 2002 (USA)
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Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.



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Ten years after the 'Phantom Menace' threatened the planet Naboo, Padmé Amidala is now a Senator representing her homeworld. A faction of political separatists, led by Count Dooku, attempts to assassinate her. There are not enough Jedi to defend the Republic against the threat, so Chancellor Palpatine enlists the aid of Jango Fett, who promises that his army of clones will handle the situation. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi continues to train the young Jedi Anakin Skywalker, who fears that the Jedi code will forbid his growing romance with Amidala. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sustained sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,386,209 (UK) (17 May 2002)


$310,675,583 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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Did You Know?


In the Star Wars novel, 'Tatooine Ghost', it is related that Anakin's slaughter of the Tusken Raiders passed into their folklore. The battle is commemorated with a dance to the sounds of a lightsaber. See more »


During Yoda's fight with Count Dooku, you hear the sound of lightsabers intersecting when they aren't. See more »


[first lines]
Naboo lieutenant: Senator, we're making our final approach into Coruscant.
CordÈ: Very good, Lieutenant.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logo for 20th Century Fox is static (to match the opening of Episodes 4, 5 and 6), instead of the animated 3-D logo used in Fox films at the time. See more »


Referenced in The Einstein Factor: 2008 Series B: Heat 1 (2008) See more »


Yoda and the Younglings
Written by John Williams
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
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User Reviews

Riight... What happened?
4 December 2002 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

I liked Ep I more than most, and had high hopes for this one. When I looked at imdb after the first few nights in theaters, read about Jar-Jar being almost totally gone and how much better this part was, I was really excited. I so wanted to like this movie.

But OUCH. Now first of all, the directing was utterly horrid. It was the worst part of Ep I as well, but Lucas really lost it here. The movie seemed to jump from scene to scene in the most illogical places, action scenes got interrupted, and just when you were getting into a better scene, you get hit with yet another boring "but I love you, but I am Jedi, oh no, boohoo"-scene. Excuse me, but since when has Star Wars been a soap opera instead of an adventure?

Furthermore, Haydensen was horrible, and even the old actors from Ep 1 seemed to have lost some of their interest. Most action scenes were either boring, badly directed or the effects really didn't look too good. I especially was opening my own wrists in the Arena shootout scene, looking at the princess just standing still and shooting around, without a hint of any kind of battle tactics or trying to take cover.

One scene, above all others, basically made me hurt, bad. The one with the princess and "Darth" on the meadow, riding a fat (bad CGI) blob, rolling around, laughing, jumping, kissing... God, me and my friends couldn't believe our eyes, how did that get into the film. Laughter was the only way to go.

Only in the very ending did the movie manage to create some of that good old star wars feeling, leaving some hope for a better Ep 3. I just wish lucas would give the directors seat to someone else...

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